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How to be aware of the world around you - Factfulness - A books and stuff podcast

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series. Books and Stuff Podcast series - Are you sure you know the world around you? Let's have a quiz, shall we? Given the current population growth rate of the world (1-2% per year) and given that today, we have about 2 billion children, what will be the number of children present in 2100? 4 billion, 6 billion or 8 billion. What kind of biases plague us?

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How to increase your Financial IQ - A books and stuff podcast

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series. Books and Stuff Podcast series - For a change, it was Bala who discussed about the book that he read. How can one be intelligent about money? How does currency differ from money? For once, Bala read a book on one of his pet subjects - investing. Krishna took it as an opportunity to kick back and grill Bala about "How to increase your financial IQ"

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Design Thinking - A Primer (MOOC Open for Registration)

August 2011, a few months before I quit the company, a gentleman tossed a question at me, "If I lose my job as a Java programmer to a computer which will write Java code by itself, then so will you. Without me, who will you teach?" I had merely applied one of the trends of technology evolution and showed the participants of my workshop a demo that they would understand. Code that might write itself.

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How 'Thinking in Bets' can simplify decision making - A books and stuff podcast

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series. Books and Stuff Podcast series - Krishna narrates his own views and what he picked up from a book about a psychology professor who became a Poker champion. Krishna shares his views on Dr. Annie Duke's theories on decision making. Krishna personally struggled with making the simplest of decisions and this book resonates with his growth to a person who now thinks in bets.

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 3 - Half Lion

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series. Books and Stuff Podcast series - Krishna narrates his own views and what he picked up from a book on Ex-Prime Minister of India, P V Narasimha Rao. What can one learn from a Prime Minister who masterfully pulled a country out of recession and socialism while keeping a slender majority at bay, while pursuing his own passion of life long learning? Listen to the podcast to know about this.

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Books and Stuff Podcast- Episode 2 - Learning to Learn

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series. What strategy did you use while studying or learning a course at school/college? Mine was simple: read, then read one more time, and then wake up in the morning and read again. Magically, just after the exams, all the learnings vanished from my head. All these years, I wondered about why that happened. Let’s find out from our learned friend, Krishna. Enjoy the Books and Stuff Podcast!

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How to Be Smarter About the Innovation Trends of the World? Deadline Tomorrow

Can inventing be taught or is it in your genes? The perennial question that hounds a lot of us. G. Altshuller and his colleagues set out to prove that the art of inventing could be taught. So what's up in the world of inventing and invention after they set out with this job? What are some of the hot trends in this field? Here is a great opportunity for you to find out.

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Books and Stuff Podcast - Episode 1 - Deep Work How to Focus in a Distracted World

Welcome to the Books and Stuff Podcast Series. Krishna likes to read books, but Bala doesn't. Bala likes to write, but Krishna doesn't. They both love to talk! So, Bala and Krishna decided to talk about what Krishna reads. And thus the idea of recording their chatter was born. The two friends will discuss books they love. This series of podcasts is for busy people. People who'd love to learn about a book without having to read one.

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TRIZ India Podcast Murali Interviews Darrell Mann

Murali Loganathan, a research scholar at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India had a tete-a-tete podcast recording with Darrell Mann, CEO and Technical Director of Systematic Innovation Ltd. Enjoy! Darrell Mann and Murali Loganathan tete-a-tete about TRIZ Over a few drinks, pool and lively music, Murali got Darrell to talk about Darrell's foray into TRIZ, his views and reservations on how ARIZ should be, his reaction on what would Altshuller say if he had been alive today?

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How to Visualize Your System in Four Simple Steps

It was the winter of 2010. Mr. Murphy had a whale of a time with us fledgling professors at one of the premium centres of technology in the country. IIT Madras. Murphy's laws proved right. Everything went wrong - the promised projector was out, our taxi had a flat tyre, my fellow professor's laptop wouldn't boot up, the students showed up on time for the class. All disasters. In spite of all these setbacks, Prakash (my co-professor) and I had a blast with the students.

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